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Unique Events Across Texas: September 2023

Local festivities are a huge part of what makes our state a great place to explore! Whether you’re a native of one of these towns, you live nearby, or you’re looking to make your next Texas road trip even more exciting, there are so many events across Texas in September to choose from!

Click on the city’s event calendar (which is linked at the top of each bulleted list) for more information, ticket details (if applicable), and even MORE awesome events! And be sure to save this blog post so you can reference it next year!

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Seasonal Texas Events

By City

Austin

  • Bobtoberfest at Blue Owl Brewing (free): This lively event celebrates the return of Bobtoberfest and Classic Märzen beer. You can enjoy DIY flower crowns, pretzel necklaces, Oktoberfest food specials, and festival games with chances to win prizes. Wear your Oktoberfest attire for a FREE first beer! September 1, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Livestrong Challenge: Join the 27th Annual Livestrong Challenge event at Auditorium Shores in downtown Austin. Cyclists can select from 20, 45, 65, or 100-mile routes through the scenic Texas Hill Country, with a unique downtown start and finish. Runners and walkers have timed 5K and 10K options around Lady Bird Lake. Registration prices range from $40 to $135. September 10, 2023 from 7:30 AM
  • Trip to the Loire Valley Wine Dinner: Embark on a culinary journey with the Loire Valley Wine Dinner hosted by Juliet Italian Kitchen. For $125, relish an intimate, multi-course dinner where carefully selected wines harmonize with a chef-curated menu by Robert Mata. September 20, 2023, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Flowing into Fall Group Exhibition (free): “Art for the People Gallery” in Austin presents the “Flowing into Fall” exhibition, displaying diverse works by 16+ local artists. The exhibit signifies the shift from summer to autumn and promotes art for both home and office. Weekly on Sunday & Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM until October 10, 2023.
  • Words into Worlds (free): Witness the artistic bridge between written word and the stage in iconic American and British theatre productions at the Harry Ransom Center. This exhibit merges visionary storytelling with tangible creative interpretations, offering insights into the theatrical process. Recurring weekly on Sunday & Tuesday through Saturday from August 26 – December 31, 2023.

Bay Area Houston

  • Market Days: Discover the charm of Old Seabrook in a delightful craft and vendor market featuring local, Houston area artisans and small business owners. September 2, 2023 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Reoccurring Events

  • Sip & Shop Brunch Event: Indulge in a delightful afternoon of fashion, food, and fun at the 2023 Sip & Shop Brunch Event. This event offers the perfect opportunity for fashion enthusiasts to gather and enjoy a few hours of shopping and socializing. Monthly every 2nd Sunday through December from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Location: 2234 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX.
  • Thursday Wine Dinners: Indulge in a delightful culinary and wine experience at South Shore Harbour’s Thursday Wine Dinners, a popular series of events held every other month in Clear Lake. August 24, September 21, October 26, December 14, 2023 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Beaumont

  • Grape Stomp at Vine 2 Wine: This event invites you to engage in the age-old tradition of grape stomping. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the winemaking process and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with friends and fellow enthusiasts. September 9, 2023, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Lamar University Centennial Fest: Celebrate Lamar University’s journey and delight in a beer garden with complimentary food and food trucks. Groove to live music performed by Still Cruisin’ and witness LU’s Birthday Proclamation at 5:00 PM. September 17, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Sip ‘n Shop at Cotton Creek Winery (free admission): Monthly on the 1st
  • Friday Teen Night at Jumping World: For $20, enjoy 4 hours of jump time at the local Trampoline Park. Explore the ninja course, watch a laser light show, and enjoy a slice of pizza. Plus, guests will receive a $5 game card! Weekly from 8:00 PM to 11:59 PM
  • I-10 Flea Market (free admission): Explore a wide array of locally made items and antiques. Weekly on Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 8AM to 5PM. Location: 445 West Freeway (I-10, Vidor, TX)
Cattail Marsh

Bellville

  • Ladies Salsa Salsa Event: At St. John Lutheran Church of Bellville, you’ll learn how to make various salsas with a delicious beverage in-hand. The Bellville Brahmadoras will even showcase some Salsa dance moves! Online tickets for this event are priced at $10. Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • 7th Annual Health & Wellness Expo (free): This enriching experience is designed to promote a healthier lifestyle for all. Experience a treasure trove of door prizes, giveaways, and a delectable lunch. Engage with informative exhibits, interactive displays, and opportunities to explore various aspects of health and wellness. September 26, 2023, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Feathers, Furs, & Farming – All About Deer: Engage in an enlightening event focusing on white-tailed deer. The program will cover various topics related to deer, including updates on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), habitat management, supplemental feeding, deer age assessment, and antler scoring. Plus, attendees can participate in a fun, aging quiz to test their knowledge. Fees are $15 per person and $20 per couple. Friday, September 29, 2023, from 1:00 PM from 5:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Bellville Market Day and Farmers Market (free admission): Shop vendors and fresh, local goods like seasonal produce, meat, and more! Monthly on the 1st Saturday. Opens at 9am. Farmers Market is open until noon. Market is open until 4 PM. Note: The Market is not held in January, June, July, or August.
  • Austin County Seniors Game Day (free admission): Join the Austin County Seniors for a fun-filled day full of games! It’s a great opportunity to socialize, play games, and enjoy delicious treats with seniors in the community. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share. Coffee and tea will be provided. Monthly every 1st Sunday from 1PM to 4:00 PM. Location: Sens Center.

Blanco

  • Fireman’s Light BBQ Cook-Off (free): Join in the excitement of the Fireman’s Light BBQ Cook-Off at Real Ale Brewing. Explore the cook lines, relish outstanding live music, and savor mouthwatering Texas BBQ. Special guest Doug English, a UT and Detroit Lions football legend, will be signing footballs, posters, and other football-related items. September 9, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 34th Annual Blanco Classic Car Show (free admission): Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Blanco River at Blanco State Park, this event promises a spectacular display of cars that will surely amaze. The gates at Yett Park will open early, allowing you to bring your own car over, indulge in some delicious food and drinks, and then settle in for the fantastic show. September 16, 2023, at 8:00 AM

Boerne

  • Full Moon Social at Boerne Lake: Indulge yourself in the enchanting Full Moon Social at Boerne Lake, a perfect spot for local stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking enthusiasts. Feel the serenity of the lake under the full moon as you navigate on your own non-motorized watercraft, tube, or floaty. For added convenience, Hill Country Paddle Sports will be offering kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals at $20 per hour. September 1, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • A Day at the Farm & Farmers Market (free admission): Spend time outside, shop, and hike the trails at Herff Farm. Special events vary, like classes or chances to volunteer with the Cibolo Center for Conservation. Weekly every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM
  • The Old Jail Museum Tours: Learn about Kendall County history inside this historic jailhouse that dates back to 1887. Tickets for visitors 10+ years old are just $5! Visitors under 10 will receive free admission. Weekly every Saturday.
Boerne Lake

Brownwood

  • Picnic at the Brownwood Lyric Theatre: Indulge in a mesmerizing evening at “Picnic,” staged by the Brownwood Lyric Theatre. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the prestigious New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play of the Season, “Picnic” promises an unforgettable show. September 15, 2023, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Ballet Magnificat!: Make your way to the Lyric Theatre for another unforgettable encounter with the captivating artistry of Ballet Magnificat! Witness their radiant performances where you’ll witness beauty, emotion, and talent. September 30, 2023, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Reoccurring Events

  • 2nd Sundays in Downtown Brownwood: Every month on the second Sunday, local businesses will be open and offering something unique and fun! Explore the charm of downtown: the food, the drinks, the shopping!
Women's clothing display

Bryan

  • Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas (free): Join the vibrant Mexican tradition of Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas at the Palace Theater. There will be music, dance, food, and community. September 1, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Summer Movie (free): Experience a memorable summer movie night with “Rudy” at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum as a part of their 2023 Summer Film Series. September 8, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Astin Mansion Car Show: Get ready for a thrilling event featuring a variety of cars on display. Attendees will have the chance to vote for their favorites with prizes awarded to the first, second, and third-place winners. You can register your car for $25 per car for a chance to win. September 9, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • The Dirty Reckless at the Grand Stafford Theater: Get ready for an electrifying night of music as the Dirty Reckless performs some hard rock hits all night long. Admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. September 30, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market (free): Weekly every Saturday from 8 AM to noon.
  • Coffee Shop Social at POV by Pride Community Center (free): Visit with members and staff of the Pride Community Center while sipping on your favorite beverage at the POV Coffee House. Monthly on the 3rd Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Click here for more 2023 Pride Month events.
  • Pop-up with Pure Barre at Lake Walk (free): Enjoy a sunset barre class monthly on the 4th Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Bring your yoga mat, towel, and water. Be sure to register online beforehand.
Pizza served at KinderHill Brew Lab

Burnet

  • Business After-Hours at Hill Country Motorheads: Experience a unique networking opportunity at the September Business After-Hours event hosted by Hill Country Motorheads Motorcycle Museum. Join for an evening filled with drinks, networking, motorcycles, and delectable food provided by Trailblazer Grille. The event offers a chance to unwind, make new connections, and exchange ideas while surrounded by motorcycles. September 14, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Bingo at the VFW: Head over to the VFW for a fun-filled Bingo night! The canteen is open to the public, offering a variety of beer and wine. Sales start at 5:15 pm, followed by Early Bird warm-ups at 6 pm, and regular Bingo at 7 pm. There will be 7 warm-up games and 10 regular games, with different prizes for each. Every Monday and Thursday
  • Burnet Farmers & Crafts Market: Join in the fun at the Burnet Historic Square. Presented by the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners, this market offers a wide array of fresh produce, crafts, and artisan products. Come and support local vendors while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere. Weekly on Saturdays, May 6 – Nov. 18, 2023, from 9 AM to 1 PM

Canton

  • The Canton Poor Boy Rodeo: Saddle up for this thrilling rodeo extravaganza filled with incredible feats of horsemanship, daring bull riding, and much more. The event spans across three days, offering non-stop action and entertainment for rodeo enthusiasts and families alike. Head to the Zeke Burns Arena and be a part of the Canton Poor Boy Rodeo. September 28th, 2023, at 1:00 PM to Saturday, September 30th,2023 at 11:30 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • First Monday Market Days (free admission): The largest flea market in the world! Monthly every first and last weekend (Thursdays through Sundays)
  • Downtown Canton Farmers Market (free admission): Start your weekend off right shop a variety of local produce, meat, handcrafted goods, and more (perhaps with a breakfast taco and/or coffee in-hand). Weekly every Saturday, 8 AM to 12 PM (through September 23rd)
Display at First Monday Trade Days

Conroe

  • Artists in Action at the Madeley Fine Art Gallery (free admission): This captivating event invites the public to witness local artists in their element as they bring their artistic visions to life. September 1, 2023, from 5 PM until 7 PM
  • Houston Folk & Blues Festival at Conroe (free): Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere filled with major concerts, 120 artists & crafters, a farmers market, and an array of exciting contests and attractions. The festival boasts 10 full hours of live performances on stage by Grammy Award Winners and Billboard artists. September 30, 2023 from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM.

Reoccurring Events

  • Trivia at B-52 Brewing (free admission): Weekly on Thursday at 7 PM
  • Main Street Market (free admission): Weekly on Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM
  • Sip ‘n Shop Stroll (free admission): Shop alongside live music, food, and libations. Monthly on the 4th Thursday at 5 PM
House made out of pumpkins

Corpus Christi

  • Conquer the Coast: Join in the thrilling adventure of cycling around Corpus Christi Bay’s stunning 66-mile shoreline at the 21st Annual Conquer the Coast, presented by H-E-B and hosted by the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation. September 16, 2023, from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Celebration of Flight: Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of raptor migration at the Celebration of Flight hosted by HawkWatch International. Experience the magic of the most diverse hawk migration in the country. September 28th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • 123 Andrés: Prepare for an exciting musical experience with 123 Andrés, the dynamic Latin Grammy-winning music duo at the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center (PAC). Bring your family to this delightful event that promises a fun and educational musical journey. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, making it an affordable outing for the entire family. September 30, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Grow Local Farmers’ Market (free): Weekly on Wednesdays
  • Sunrise Yoga on the Deck at Water Dog Yoga, SUP & Barre: Take a sunrise Vinyasa class for all levels and ages. Weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
  • Third Thursday at the Art Museum of South Texas (free): Explore the museum, take part in art activities, shop from local vendors, and listen to live music. Monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Several people stand-up paddleboarding

Dallas

  • Lionel Richie + Earth, Wind & Fire: Get ready for a night of unforgettable music at the American Airlines Center as Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire team up for the “Sing a Song All Night Long” Tour. September 1, 2023, from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • PARK(ing) Day Dallas: Join in this vibrant celebration that transforms metered parking spaces into temporary public installations known as “parklets”. This event, organized by PARK(ing) Day Dallas and Downtown Dallas, Inc., aims to highlight the vitality of public spaces. September 14th, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Marlon Wayans Live: Prepare for a night of laughter and entertainment as the hilarious comedian Marlon Wayans takes the stage at the Majestic Theatre. September 17, 2023, from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • DogFest DFW (free): Get ready for a day of furry fun and festivities at DogFest DFW, hosted by the non-profit organization Canine Companions. This event promises a delightful mix of music, games, and a variety of vendors. Bring your furry friends, human friends, and family to the Sound at Cypress Waters for a day filled with excitement and community. September 30, 2023, from 11:00 AM 2:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Uptown & West Village Foodie Walk: This guided culinary adventure takes you through the trendy and vibrant Uptown Dallas area, including the West Village, known for its urban living, dining, and shopping scene. Weekly on Friday, Tuesday & Wednesday through December 31, 2023.
  • Texas State Fair: There will be dozens of food stalls, games, carnival rides, tastings, daily concerts, and other family-friendly activities. September 29 – October 22, 2023

Future Events

Ride at the Texas State Fair

Driftwood/Dripping Springs

  • Pairing Dinner: Indulge in an exquisite culinary experience at the Wine Barrel Aged Wild Ale Pairing Dinner, hosted by Vista Brewing’s Driftwood Ranch. Vista Brewing’s monthly dinner series presents an upscale farm-to-table dining affair, each centered around a unique theme. For this month’s event, delight in the captivating flavors of the Laissez Faire Wine Barrel Aged Brett Ale, the latest gem from their barrel aging program. September 13, 2023, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • The Pearl Snaps at Mercer Dancehall: Embark on a weekend getaway or an evening of live music and relaxation at Mercer Dancehall, nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Join the fun every weekend for live music and enjoy the ambiance of the 2000 square-foot, wrap-around porch. Monthly every 3rd Saturday, 3 PM to 6 PM

Ennis

  • Sip, Shop & Stroll (free): Enjoy an evening of leisurely shopping, sipping, and strolling during the Sip, Shop & Stroll event. It’s the perfect way to unwind, discover unique finds, and enjoy the company of friends and fellow shoppers. September 7, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Homeschool Skate Day: Mark your calendars for a fun-filled day of skating at Generations Skate Center. There are two sessions available, giving you the flexibility to choose the time that suits you best. September 14, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Cornhole Tournament: This friendly and competitive event is open to anyone interested in playing the classic bean bag tossing game, Cornhole. To secure your spot, be sure to sign up before 7:00 PM. Gather your friends and practice your Cornhole skills for a fun evening of games, camaraderie, and maybe even a bit of friendly rivalry. Every Thursday night at SPJST Lounge.
  • Karaoke Night: For a small entry fee of $10, you can enjoy an evening filled with great music, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and fun games. The event will be hosted at the Ennis Game Room. Weekly every Friday from 8 PM to midnight at the Gameroom.
  • Texas Motorplex Rumble in the Jungle: Get ready for a thrilling and action-packed event at the Texas Motorplex! Witness powerful engines roar as drivers compete in high-speed races and showcase their skills in this adrenaline-pumping motorsport event. September 3 to September 23, 2023.

Farmersville

  • Morning Network: Mark your calendars for a productive and enjoyable morning of networking at the “SEEN, HEARD, REFERRED” Morning Network event. This gathering, held at 12 Stories Coffee, conveniently located downtown on the square, provides a platform to discuss upcoming events, address member concerns, exchange referrals, and discover new businesses. September 21, 2023, at 8:00 AM

Future Events

  • Trick-It-Up Bike Ride: There will be snacks and lunch provided along with a St. Arnold’s Beer Garden and live music. Come ready to ride in with your best bike decor and Halloween costume! October 28, 2023
  • Scare on the Square: More information will become available on the Chamber of Commerce website as it becomes available. October 31, 2023
  • Christmas Parade & Rudolph “Fun” Run: More information will become available on the Chamber of Commerce website as it becomes available. December 9, 2023

Reoccurring Events

  • Farmersville Market at the Onion Shed & City Hall (free admission): This event has been running since 2004 and features food and craft vendors, trails, and restaurants. Monthly (except January & October) on the 1st Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM.
Historic building in downtown Farmersville

Frisco

  • Frisco RoughRiders vs Corpus Christi Hooks: Get ready for an exciting showdown on the diamond as the Frisco RoughRiders take on the Corpus Christi Hooks in a thrilling baseball game! You can expect a nail-biting match filled with home runs, impressive catches, and all the classic baseball action. September 1, 2023, beginning at 7:05 PM
  • Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day: Step back in time and experience the rugged charm of the Old West at the annual Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day celebration! Held at the Frisco Heritage Museum, this event offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the lifestyle of yesteryear, providing a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of those who lived along the historic Shawnee Trail. September 30, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Frisco Starfest (free): Hang out with the Texas Astronomical Society and learn all about space. Check the hotline before you go by calling 214-800-6000. Monthly on the 2nd Saturday, 6 PM to 10:30 PM weather permitting.
  • Dallas Startup Week: Get ready for a week of entrepreneurial inspiration and innovation as Dallas Startup Week 2023, sponsored by Capital One, arrives in Frisco! The event is organized by The DEC Network, designed to empower and uplift small business owners and entrepreneurs in the DFW area. Recurring daily until September 14, 2023

Galveston

  • Pride Beach Bash (free admission): Get ready for a fantastic celebration of pride and community at the Pride Beach Bash in Galveston! This vibrant event promises a day of fun, camaraderie, and a true beach party atmosphere. Head down to East Beach and be prepared to soak up the sun, waves, and the uplifting spirit of the LGBTQ+ community. September 2, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Galveston Family Beach Challenge (free): This exciting event is designed to bring families and friends together for a day of friendly competition and enjoyment. The Galveston Beach Family Challenge features 14 engaging stations where family members and friends can compete against each other or as a team against other participating families. Participants have the chance to win fantastic prizes, with a total value of up to $2,000 up for grabs. September 3, 2023, from 10:00 AM
  • Galveston Island Shrimp Festival: Indulge in a seafood extravaganza at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival, a must-attend event for foodies and seafood lovers alike! This festival, hosted by Yaga’s Entertainment Inc., is a celebration of all things seafood, with a special focus on shrimp delights. September 22, 2023, from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Rise Prohibition Brunch at Mob Bar: This local speakeasy will feature Sinatra, live jazz, and a menu full of themed food and drinks. Weekly every Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM

Georgetown

  • Patriot Day Ceremony: Sun City will host an event on September 11, known as Patriot Day, to commemorate the lives lost during the tragic 9/11 attacks. The event will take place at the Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza. September 11, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • K9 Kerplunk: Join Georgetown for a fun and refreshing event exclusively for your furry friends. It’s time to celebrate the end of summer with K-9 Kerplunk, an exciting swim party just for dogs at the Georgetown Recreation Center outdoor pool. The fee is $5 per dog but humans are free. To ensure a safe and enjoyable event, attendance will be limited to 100 dogs. September 16, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Public Stargazing Nights: Indulge in the Public Stargazing Nights event by Garey Park. Hosted by the Williamson County Astronomy Club, the event will feature telescopes and cameras set up by club volunteers so visitors can catch a glimpse of space. September 20, 2023, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Wolf Ranch Farmer’s Market (free admission): Weekly on Saturdays
  • Historic Courthouse Tours (free): Weekly on Fridays at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM. Simply meet at the courthouse.
  • Thursday Taproom Trivia at the Barking Armadillo (free admission): Weekly on Thursdays
  • First Friday Ghost Tours: Explore the legends, haunts, and spirits of downtown Georgetown on this historically accurate, one hour ghost tour. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for members and students. Monthly every first Friday from 8 PM to 9 PM (through November 2023).
  • Live Music at the Library: The Georgetown Public Library hosts “Live Music at the Library” with seating limited to 200 attendees. These concerts are free and open to the public, and no longer require registration. Monthly every 3rd Sunday beginning at 2 PM
A red poppy in a field

Houston

  • Lionel Richie + Earth, Wind, & Fire: Prepare for a night of musical magic as Grammy-award-winning artist Lionel Richie takes the stage at the Toyota Center. This extraordinary concert event also features the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire as special guests, promising an unforgettable evening of iconic hits and unforgettable performances. September, 2 2023, at 7:30 PM
  • Blast Off to Space presented by the Houston Symphony: Prepare for a musical journey that will take you beyond the stars at the Houston Symphony’s “Blast Off To Space” event. Held at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, this captivating performance promises an evening of interstellar melodies and cosmic adventure that the whole family can enjoy. September 14, 2023, at 7:30 PM
  • Christopher Titus – Carrying Monsters: Prepare for an evening of laughter and thought-provoking comedy as Christopher Titus presents “Carrying Monsters” at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Houston. September 30, 2023, at 8:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • First Saturday Arts Market (free admission): Monthly on the 1st Saturday
Inside of Alice in Wonderland venue

Laredo

  • Rotarun 2023 Walk/Run: The event takes place at North Central Park in Laredo, Texas. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a casual walker, there’s an event for everyone to participate in. Choose from the 10K, 5K, or 1 Mile options and enjoy the scenic surroundings of the park as you stride towards the finish line. September 9, 2023, from 7:00 AM
  • Oktoberfest at Cultura Beer Garden: Get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest at Cultura Beer Garden, Laredo’s biggest beer festival! And get ready for an evening of fun, drinks, and festivities. You can gather your friends, family, and fellow beer enthusiasts for an unforgettable evening. Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or just looking for a good time, Oktoberfest promises to be an event you won’t want to miss. September 23, 2023, from 6:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • LFS Film Club Fridays: Experience the magic of cinema with Laredo Film Society’s Film Club Fridays for an exciting movie night where the titles are kept secret, adding an element of surprise and excitement to the experience. For attendees who are 21 and over with valid ID, the event is BYOB. Monthly every 1st and 3rd Friday, from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Livingston

  • The Sacred Trinity Meditation Retreat: Indulge in a special meditation retreat, “The Sacred Trinity: Birth, Love, Death.” This two-day residential-style camp will be held at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, Texas. The camp provides a serene and meditation-friendly environment, featuring lush green forests, a spacious meditation hall, rustic cabins, and nourishing food. It is designed to create a space for truth seekers and meditators to come together. September 1, 2023, at 4:00 PM to September 3 at 4:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Livingston Farmers Market (free admission): Visit the Farmers Market and experience the vibrant atmosphere of fresh produce and local goods. The market will be hosted in Anniversary Park, conveniently located next to Melbos. You can expect an array of delightful products from local vendors, including fresh fruits, vegetables, artisanal crafts, and much more. Weekly every Saturday starting at 7:00 AM

Lubbock

  • Jason Boland & The Stragglers: Get ready for a memorable evening of live music as Jason Boland & The Stragglers bring their Fall Tour 2023 to the Cactus Theater in Lubbock, Texas. Known for their captivating performances and authentic music, Jason Boland & The Stragglers have been influential figures in the Oklahoma and Texas music movement for over two decades. September 7, 2023, at 6:50 PM
  • Rhapsodies: Indulge yourself in an enchanting evening of music as “Rhapsodies” takes the stage at The Buddy Holly Hall in Lubbock, Texas. This concert promises a fusion of jazz and classical music, presenting a captivating blend of melodies and rhythms. September 22, 2023, at 7:00 PM
  • Build Your Own Floral Bouquet Workshop: Unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in the world of flowers with the “Build Your Own Floral Bouquet Workshop.” Led by professional wedding planner and flower enthusiast Maddie Ward, this workshop offers a hands-on experience in creating stunning floral arrangements. September 27, 2023, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • First Friday Art Trail in Lubbock Cultural District (free admission): A self-guided art tour complete with music, food trucks, and art from all over. Monthly on the 1st Friday (starting March 3, 2023)
  • Party on the Patio: Get ready for a party on the patio at Thirsty Garden inside Adventure Park with live music from a variety of local artists! Every Friday & Saturday (starting March 17th through October 14th) from 7pm to 10pm

Marshall

  • The Heartland Concert: Immerse yourself in a musical journey at “The Heartland Concert.” This unique event celebrates the vibrant and diverse music scene of Marshall, offering attendees a chance to experience a variety of center stage performances while enjoying the enchanting ambiance of N Washington Ave downtown. September 30, 2023, at 8 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Second Saturdays (March through November): End your Saturday evening with live music, shopping, and a car show in downtown Marshall. Monthly on the 2nd Saturday, 5 PM to 9 PM
  • Market on the Square: Held in downtown Marshall from May to mid-September (and sometimes extended through December), this market offers a diverse array of homemade treats, heartfelt handicrafts, and live music. Every Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday from 7 AM to noon
Trees full of berries

McKinney

  • Zip Line Day: Experience the thrill of soaring through the treetops at the Heard Natural Science Museum. This exciting event offers participants the opportunity to enjoy a unique zip-lining experience in a natural setting. September 2nd, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Lone Star Division Train Show & Meet: Indulge yourself in the annual fall Train Show & Meet at the Conference Center at Collin College Central Park Campus in McKinney. This event is a treat for train enthusiasts of all ages, featuring operating model train layouts, interactive displays, and opportunities for both children and adults to enjoy and learn about trains. September 9th, 2023, from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • American Petty Concert (free attendance): Get ready for an evening of rock and roll with the Tom Petty Tribute Band, American Petty, at HUB 121. The band will be bringing the iconic sounds of Tom Petty to life, performing his timeless hits that have captured the hearts of fans around the world. September 15, 2023, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Magic the Gathering: Get ready for an exciting evening at Magic the Gathering, a Pre-Release Event for the new set “March of the Machine,” presented by Carpe Diem Comics. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, this event offers a chance to experience the latest set. Weekly on Friday from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden: Step into the enchanting world of butterflies and pollinators at the Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden, a captivating exhibit presented by the Heard Natural Science Museum. This immersive experience allows you to walk among free-flying native butterflies, learn about their life cycles, and explore the beauty of their natural habitat. Weekly on Sunday & Tuesday through Saturday
Sign in downtown McKinney

New Braunfels

  • The Percolators: Get ready for a night of fantastic music with the Percolators, a talented Texas Hill Country Band that specializes in a variety of genres including R&B, Classic Rock, Honky Tonk, Traditional, Country Western, and Swing. The Percolators will be hitting the stage at Krause’s Café. September 8, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 1845 Creative Golf Classic: The 1845 Creative Golf Classic is an impactful fundraiser dedicated to supporting suicide prevention resources in Comal County. Whether you’re an avid golfer, a passionate supporter of mental health initiatives, or someone who simply wants to make a difference, the 1845 Creative Golf Classic is an event that aligns both purpose and play. September 22, 2023, from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • $4.99 Movies at Santikos: Enjoy all movies for just $4.99 on Tuesdays at the Santikos Entertainment in New Braunfels! Weekly every Tuesday.
  • New Braunfels Farmers Market (free): Krause’s Café hosts a farmers market all year-long, rain or shine. You’ll find locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, dairy products, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, fresh cheeses, wines, eggs, and more! Bring your kids and dogs along and make it a wonderful morning for the whole family. Every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Future Events

  • Harvest Moon Gala: October 7, 2023
  • Christmas Market: December 7, 2023

Palestine

  • Piney Woods Express Steam Train: Ride a 1917 Baldwin Locomotive Works engine through the picturesque Piney Woods. September 1-3, 2023, from 11 AM to 3 PM
  • Family Freedom Festival: Enjoy a day of delicious food, classic cars, a silent auction, and time with family/friends at the Family Freedom Festival. September 16, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Dogwood Jamboree: This jamboree brings together the timeless sounds of classic country and side-splitting comedy for a memorable evening of entertainment. September 16, 2023, at 7:00 PM

Future Events

  • Fall Lunch Train: This unique experience combines a delicious meal with a front-row view of the fall scenery in East Texas. October 7 – 21, 2023, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Texas Jailhouse: Prepare to be terrified as you step into the depths of the Locked in Fear haunted house. October 13 – 28, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 11:45 PM
  • Arsenic and Old Lace: Prepare for a dark, comedic, theatrical experience by Joseph Kesselring. This classic play takes the audience on a twisted journey through the lives of a seemingly innocent elderly duo who harbor a chilling secret. October 13 – 22, 2023
  • Hot Pepper Festival: This annual event promises a sizzling experience filled with vendors, food, drinks, live music, live performances, and, of course, the Hot Pepper Eating Contest. October 28, 2023, from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Saturdays on Main (free): Explore downtown Palestine and all of its antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants. January 7 – November 4, 2023, on the 1st Saturday from 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Palestine Trade Days (free): March 4 – December 2, 2023, on the 1st Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Palestine Farmers Market: March 25 – Dec. 2, 2023, every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Curious Museum: Engage in fun and educational experiences at this hands-on museum, including a new exhibit! Admission is $8 for children under 18 and $10 for adults. Saturdays through December 30, 2023, 10 AM to 3 PM
Palestine train

Paris

  • Balloon & Music Festival: Watch hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes take flight while you enjoy music, vendors, and kid-friendly activities. September 8 – 10, 2023
  • Party Pony Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Join the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the ribbon cutting ceremony for new chamber member the Party Pony, LLC. This event presents a wonderful opportunity to meet the owner, Angie Gifford, and learn more about the exciting offerings of the Party Pony as well as take advantage of the networking opportunities available during the event. September 26, 2023, from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 25th Annual Car Show: Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of beautifully restored cars and trucks spanning decades of automotive history. Whether you’re showcasing your own vehicle or simply enjoying the sights, sounds, and camaraderie of fellow car lovers, the 25th Annual Car Show promises an unforgettable experience. Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Spring/Summer Farmers Market (free admission): Shop for fresh, local produce, coffee, crafts, and other goods from surrounding small businesses. Weekly every Saturday (starting May 6th), 8 AM to 1 PM
  • Paris Farmers and Artisan Market: This market offers a delightful experience with local farmers and artisans showcasing their products. Enjoy a variety of fresh produce, handmade crafts, and more in a vibrant and community-oriented setting. Weekly every Saturday between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Hot air balloon of an armadillo wearing a cowboy hat

Pearland

  • Mozart by Moonlight: Indulge in an enchanting evening of classical music as Mercury Chamber Orchestra presents “Mozart by Moonlight” at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Join in for a mesmerizing performance under the starlit sky, featuring the timeless compositions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. September 2, 2023, from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • 2023 Chance for Hope Going Gold Fun Run: Lace up your sneakers and join the 2023 Gold Fun Run, a fantastic event that combines fitness, fun, and a meaningful cause. Taking place at Pearland Town Center, this event promises an exhilarating experience for runners and walkers of all ages. September 9th, 2023, from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • El Grito: Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and festivities of Mexico’s Independence Day at the “El Grito” Vendor Fair. Hosted by Pearland Town Center, this event promises a day filled with shopping, cultural performances, music, and more. September 23, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Future Events

  • Pearland Art on the Pavilion (free): Shop local and regional artists while you listen to live music. October 8 – 9, 2023, from 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Pearland Restaurant Weeks: A variety of local restaurants will be creating special menus for you to try in support of the Pearland Neighborhood Center, a social services center serving the residents of Northern Brazoria County. November 7 – 20, 2023
  • Pearland Country Music Showcase (free): You’re invited to bring your coolers and lawn chairs/blankets for this country concert featuring Voice contestant, Holly Tucker. November 13, 2023, from 4 PM to 6:30 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Old Pearland Farmers Market: Purchase fresh, handmade goods from local vendors in benefit of a different community organization each month. Monthly on the 3rd Saturday, 9 AM to 1 PM

Plano

  • Blackland Triathlon & Youth Triathlon: Gear up for an exciting and family-friendly race day at the Blackland Triathlon & Youth Triathlon! This event is designed to offer something for everyone, making it the perfect way to spend your Labor Day. September 4, 2023, at 9:00 AM
  • Plano Balloon Festival: Get ready for an exhilarating experience at the H-E-B | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival. This year’s theme is “High in the Texas Sky,” promising a fantastic lineup of activities, entertainment, and the breathtaking sight of colorful hot air balloons filling the sky. September 21, 2023 to September 24, 2023
  • Fall Plano Train Show: All aboard for the Fall Plano Train Show 2023! The event is back and better than ever, promising a day of train-related fun and excitement for enthusiasts of all ages. The Train Show is the perfect opportunity to explore a world of trains, model railroads, and all things locomotive. September 30, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Red Tent Farmer’s Market at the Shops at Willow Bend: Weekly every Saturday
  • Texas Rangers Watch Party (free): Get ready to immerse yourself in the excitement of baseball and camaraderie at the Texas Rangers Watch Party hosted by Legacy Hall! September 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 18th, and 28th, 2023.
  • Monster Club Misadventures: Gather your squad and head to the clubhouse for an evening of mischief and monster lore like never before! Friday & Saturday nights through the end of the year.
Burger on a platter at Legacy Hall in Plano

Port Arthur

  • Cajun and Creole Acoustic Jam Session (free): Experience the rich heritage of Cajun and Creole at the acoustic jam sessions which invite everyone to join in the music-making, whether by bringing their instruments to play along or simply enjoying the lively tunes as a listener. The sessions will take place at the American Legion Hall in Nederland. September 7, 2023 and <